Aldren is married, with five children, and he resides at Kinuman Sur in Ozamiz City, where he purchases coco shells and charcoal for sale. He has been in this business for ten years to earn for a living.
He requested a loan from GDMPC microcredit to buy more coconut shells for charcoal-making to sell in volume in the city. She wants to expand his business and use his returns to improve the general living situation of his family.
Gata Daku Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GDMPC) was founded in 1992 by 32 farmer-members to empower people by providing livelihood opportunities and other support services. Today, it has over 15,000 members located in upland, lowland and coastal regions of the Philippines, and offers credit, savings, education, and various social services.